• C&I

    Social Studies

    Effective Teaching and Learning:  A Vision for Social Studies

    WCSD Social Studies instruction fosters the development of productive community members who have the knowledge and skills that prepare them to be informed, engaged, empathetic and active participants in civil society. 

    Students will have a broad understanding of historical events that reflect diverse perspectives and analyze how those events impact contemporary society.

    Students will evaluate diverse historical and contemporary sources for credibility and reliability to make informed decisions about their communities.

    Students will think critically about historical and contemporary issues to form evidence-based arguments that can be communicated to a variety of audiences.

    Students will engage in informed, inclusive, and respectful discourse to foster student voice, advocacy, and agency.

    Students will understand the importance of democratic processes and can apply these processes in efforts to improve their communities.


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